Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Being a Patient Presence

By Robert Gaines

In life, patience is a good trait to have. Unfortunately, some people have had a hard time being patient. I think we’ve all had a moment where someone we knew, or even loved, wasn’t patient

Grateful Living is Joyful Living

Gratitude, the Sixth Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Joe LaVela

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama, which has been

Peace Is A Process

By Dani DeMello-Johnson

For Coffee Hour this past Sunday, I was asked to talk about peace.  Peace for me has been a process more than just a feeling or emotion at some point in time. To truly be

Love in Action

Compassion, the Seventh Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Sandy Ladd

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Join us for our

Join us for In-Person Services beginning the weekend of July 5

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Dear Ones,

I am delighted to announce we are returning to in-person worship on July 4 and 5! Connected to this joyous announcement are a number of important details we are putting in

Christ Church Cranbrook to Receive Congregational Partner Award from Samaritas

Provided by Samaritas

Samaritas is one of Michigan’s largest faith-based, nonprofit health and human services agencies and serves nearly 14,000 people statewide. Our agency helps children find loving families by utilizing family preservation, foster care and adoption programs and services. Through Samaritas,

Gratitude for our COVID-19 Response Fund

By Pastor Manisha Dostert, Senior Associate Rector

Melissa is a nurse in the Henry Ford Health system who contracted COVID-19.  She almost went on the ventilator but begged her medical team to keep her off since she was

Experiencing Joy

By Aiden Neeper

Joy is rare, and to be treasured,  it can be found in situations we have faced at least a couple of times in our lives. One time I experienced joy so powerful, I remember it

2020 Mid-Year Report


Jesus is with us.  Jesus is in charge.

This is the two-fold message we find in the Gospel of Matthew (28:19-21):

“All authority in heaven and on earth

Presenting our 2020 St. Cecilia Award Recipients

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

At its annual end-of-year music celebration Wednesday, June 3 the Music Department established the St. Cecilia Award, named after the patron saint of musicians, to be given to a